Kawhi Leonard scores 37 as Raptors beat Cavs

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Chicago on Sunday night.Raptors: Visit Philadelphia on Saturday night. Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, right, drives to the basket as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rodney Hood, left, defends during second-half NBA basketball game action in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard matched his season high with 37 points, helping the Toronto Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-110 on Friday night.OG Anunoby equaled his career high with 21 points as the Raptors improved their NBA-leading record to 25-9. Pascal Siakam had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Fred VanVleet scored 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT Toronto had a 102-97 lead with 7:36 remaining when Anunoby drove for a powerful one-handed dunk. After VanVleet stole the ball from Sexton, Siakam converted a layup to put the Raptors up by nine points.Clarkson made a pair of free throws and Nance dunked to cut the gap to five again, but Leonard replied with a three-point play, and then teamed up with VanVleet to hit back-to-back 3s.TIP-INSCavaliers: Cleveland’s reserves scored 53 points. … Matthew Dellavedova led Cleveland with six assists.Raptors: VanVleet led Toronto with eight assists while Anunoby matched his career high with eight rebounds. … Toronto used its 12th starting lineup of the season, with VanVleet, Wright and Anunoby joining regulars Leonard and Siakam. … Lowry is expected to sit again Saturday when the Raptors visit Philadelphia for the second game of a back-to-back. … Toronto sold out its 200th consecutive game, a streak that began in November 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The short-handed Raptors won their second straight despite injuries to three starters. Guard Kyle Lowry missed his fourth straight game because of a sore left thigh, and center Serge Ibaka was sidelined by a sore right knee for the second straight game. Guard Danny Green was shelved by a sore left knee after starting Toronto’s first 33 games.Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points for Cleveland, and Larry Nance Jr. had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Collin Sexton scored 17 points, and Cedi Osman finished with 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Cavaliers lost for the fourth time in five games. They also dropped to 3-13 on the road.Leonard shot 12 for 16 from the field and went 11 for 12 at the free-throw line. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says Anthony Davis won’t be traded ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Disruption of Deepavali programme at University of Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,I sincerely thank the columnist in another medium for informing the public of the fact that the Rangoli event at UG to observe Deepavali was disrupted by a Christian activist.Assuming this occurrence is a fact as published, it amounts to a serious affront to myself as a Hindu and should be so for all other Hindus and their organisations and must be of grave concern to right-thinking Guyanese. Firstly, I call on all Hindu bodies especially to roundly condemn the actions of this misguided individual and to write the powers that be at UG for a meeting to ensure that steps are immediately taken to ensure that there is no repetition of this ugly incident particularly since the Peeping Tom has alluded to yet another similar situation some time ago.It is also important for the Social Cohesion Minister to be apprised of this matter officially by the officials of the UG Hindu Society and a formal complaint and investigation be launched to see if this disruptive activity was the effort of an individual /loose cannon only or whether it was orchestrated by a group of persons.As pointed out by the columnist, there are laws to deal with persons inciting racial hostility but ostensibly none to deal with persons causing inter religious disharmony or disaffection. I definitely recommend that our parliamentarians look at this to bring legislation to deal with any such similar conduct in the future. From my viewpoint, Hinduism, not being a” religion” originating in the Abrahamic tradition of the other two main religions, is still seen as a pariah by adherents of Christianity/Islam and in reality there are still concerted efforts by some members of these two at converting Hindus to bring them into the “mainstream”.This is clearly an unacceptable situation and I call on Hindus to bring pressure to bear at all levels for legislation to be put into place to prevent this kind of abuse of adherents to the tenets of Sanatana Vedic Dharma (Hinduism) as alluded to in this instance since we have the right under our Constitution to freely practice our system of worship without interference or hindrance by any one whatsoever. Of course, this proposed legislation would serve to protect followers of all religions.One thing I know for sure is that Hindus always give respect to other beliefs and traditions and it would be extremely rare to hear that Hindus in Guyana have disrupted activities of Christians, Muslims or indeed of any other denomination.I call on the Vice Chancellor of the University to immediately order a thorough Investigation into this incident and to issue a public report on his findings, since there are many Hindu students attending the University who must find this incident terribly disconcerting.Yours sincerely,Christopher M Persaudlast_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, December 13

first_img1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is plotting a shock move to sign former Reds striker Fernando Torres, 30, who is on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea. (Daily Star) Liverpool have made a £3.2m offer to sign Atletico Juventud’s Uruguayan striker Jaime Baez, 19, who has been dubbed the new Luis Suarez. (Metro) Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 25, faces an uncertain future at Liverpool only six months after his £20m arrival from Southampton, after losing the confidence of some team-mates who feel he is a weak link. (Daily Mirror) Real Madrid have pipped Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool in the race to sign Marco Reus, 23, and will complete the deal to sign the Borussia Dortmund midfielder in the next few days. (Daily Star) Inter Milan manager and former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is set to buy Serbia defender Matija Nastasic, 21, from his old club. (Daily Mirror) Arsenal and Liverpool look set to miss out on a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer, after the 23-year-old revealed his desire to remain in the Bundesliga. (Metro) Manchester City are considering whether to sign a striker in the January transfer window as Manuel Pellegrini weighs up the need to replace Alvaro Negredo, who is on a season-long loan at Valencia. (Guardian) Celtic striker Kris Commons, 31, could make a Premier League move in January after rejecting the club’s latest contract offer with Leicester and West Brom interested in signing him. (The Sun) Liverpool midfielder Suso, 21, whose contract is up in the summer, is set to join AC Milan in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Giroud: Arsenal squad have full faith in WengerExclusive – Irvine backs strike pair to start firing for West BromTottenham transfer report: Talks open over January deal for defenderHoffenheim urge Norwegian starlet to shun interest from Liverpool and Man UnitedLiverpool prepared to gamble on ‘new Suarez’Chelsea outcast lined up for Inter Milan move in JanuaryReports: Liverpool defender to agree end-of-season Roma switch Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, December 13 last_img read more

DONEGAL ROCKERS MOJO GOGO SELECTED FOR BBC RADIO ONE MASTER CLASS

first_imgDONEGAL rockers Mojo GoGo say they are delighted after being hand-picked to attend a top event in England next month.They have been selected to attend the BBC Radio 1 Master Class at the end of March.“We will be meeting the likes of Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and many other Very Special Guests,” said Jordan Carty. “It’s a massive thing for us and we just can’t wait now to go.”The Master Class has been running for three years and brings together the best young music talent to a series of workshops where stars, DJs and producers get together to pass on their advice.Derry-based Mojo GoGo, made up of Niki Pollock and Paul Rodgers from Dungloe, Keelin Gallagher from Killybegs and Jordan Carty from Donegal Town are hoping their latest track Dancing With Me On Your Mind is as big as their first – Like The Sun.  DONEGAL ROCKERS MOJO GOGO SELECTED FOR BBC RADIO ONE MASTER CLASS was last modified: February 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL ROCKERS MOJO GOGO SELECTED FOR BBC RADIO ONE MASTER CLASSlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Drops Road Game at Wyoming, 75-61

first_imgDrake stays on the road with a neutral contest against George Mason on Friday at 3:30 p.m. CST in Boulder, Colo. It is the opening game of the Rocky Mountain Hoops Classic hosted by the University of Colorado. The Bulldogs will close the tournament on Saturday against host Colorado or Mississippi Valley State.Print Friendly Version Drake shot 50 percent (24-of-48) from the floor, including 6-of-18 (33.3 percent) from three. However, the Bulldogs went 0-of-8 from beyond the arc in the final two quarters. Drake committed 15 turnovers that led to 18 points for Wyoming. The Bulldogs led by one with 2:31 left in the second quarter but Wyoming connected on back-to-back three-pointers to lead 36-31 at halftime. The first two periods were tightly contested with five ties and six lead changes. Preview Story Links vs. George Mason 11/24/2017 – 3:30 PM Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Full Schedule Roster Out of halftime, Hittner snagged a steal that led to a layup by Rhine to pull within three points, but the Cowgirls answered with two straight three-pointers as the Bulldogs called a timeout trailing 42-33. Rose later converted a layup, but it would be over three minutes until the team scored again as Wyoming built a 19-point lead after three quarters. Drake outscored Wyoming, 18-13, in the final quarter but it wasn’t enough as the Cowgirls pulled out the victory.center_img Listen Live PDF Box Score LARAMIE, Wyo. – The Drake University women’s basketball dropped a road game at Wyoming, 75-61, on Tuesday night at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie. Next Game: Sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) scored a team-high 17 points for the Bulldogs to go along with four rebounds and two steals. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and sophomore Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) were next with 11 points each. Redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) added nine points. HTML Box Score Wyoming (4-0) made a season-high 14 three-pointers to help defeat Drake (2-2) as it lost its first of three road games this week. The Cowgirls avenged its loss last season at the Knapp Center in the only previous meeting in the series.last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: BURTONPORT AND KINCASSLAGH WATER SAFETY AWARDS

first_imgA big WELL DONE to all the children who took part in the Burtonport-Kincasslagh water safety this year.The training took place over two seperate weeks at The Blockyard Beach in Keadue and at the Bridge in Cruit.In total 170 swim certificates and 99 rescue and endurance certificates were awarded over the two weeks. A big THANK you to all the instructors who helped out in any way. PICTURE SPECIAL: BURTONPORT AND KINCASSLAGH WATER SAFETY AWARDS was last modified: August 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burtonportKINCASSLAGHwater safety awardslast_img read more

FORMER COURT CLERK FOUND NOT GUILTY OF FALSIFYING COURT DOCUMENTS

first_imgFormer court clerk Ciaran Waldron leaves court yesterday. Pic by North West Newspix.A FORMER court clerk has walked free from court after a judge directed that he should be found not guilty on two charges of falsifying High Court documents.Ciaran Waldron, from Riverview, Buncrana, and a former court service employee, was accused of putting the signature of a peace commissioner on High Court papers submitted in Dublin in 2007 and 2008. He had denied the charges as he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Eoin Keane, prosecuting, had earlier told the jury that Mr Waldron was involved in a civil dispute with his then wife Christine O’Kane.They had separated after 26 yeas of marriage in 2006 and Ms O’Kane had gone to the district court on a number of occasions after Mr Waldron had failed to pay maintenance.She told the court that “he only ever paid when he was threatened with jail”.In 2007 and again in 2008 Mr Waldron had submitted judicial review proceedings at the High Court in Dublin.The prosecution alleged that Mr Waldron had forged the name of peace commissioner Stanley Morrow, who has since died.In an interview with gardai, Mr Waldron said it was often the practice at the time for Mr Morrow to sign blank A4 sheets of paper because he was often difficult to locate.He said he had no intention to mislead anyone in the case.However High Court judge Mr Justice McGovern had referred the case to gardai in 2008 after samples of Mr Morrow’s signature kept at the Four Courts were compared to the signature purporting to his on Mr Waldron’s court papers.Hand-writing expert Garda John Sweetman told the court that the signatures on the documents were not those of Mr Morrow. However he could not say who had written them.In the absence of the jury at Letterkenny Circuit Court, Peter Nolan, barrister for Mr Waldron, submitted an application for the case to be dismissed on the grounds that the evidence was not sufficient to be put before the jury.Judge John O’Hagan agreed and called the jury back into the court and directed that they find Mr Waldron not guilty on both charges.FORMER COURT CLERK FOUND NOT GUILTY OF FALSIFYING COURT DOCUMENTS was last modified: December 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaCiaran Waldroncourt clerkLetterkenny Circuit Courtnot guilty. Judge John O’Haganlast_img read more

Gardaí appeal for information following theft of outboard motor

first_imgGardaí in Donegal Town are appealing for information after an outboard motor was stolen from a boat on Wednesday morning. The engine was stolen from Inver Pier in south Donegal in and around 3am on Wednesday.The Yamaha 40 HP outboard engine with Tiller handle has an estimated value of around €5,000. Gardai in Donegal Town can be contacted on 074 9721021 or they can call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Gardaí appeal for information following theft of outboard motor was last modified: May 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lucky Letterkenny man chosen as Rose of Tralee escort

first_imgA Letterkenny man has successfully made it through boot camp to become an Escort at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival.Ciaran Cannon is one of 35 lucky gents to be chosen to accompany the Rose contestants this August. The 26-year-old primary school teacher is already well-prepared for the tasks in store, having completed the training boot camp in Kerry last weekend. (Featured photo: Lilly the Dog pictured with David Brosnan from Limerick and Ciaran Cannon from Letterkenny. Pic: Domnick Walsh)From playing with puppies, and fireman training, cooking, canoeing and climbing Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil, the escorts had a packed programme of tasks.Rose of Tralee Escorts Boot Camp 2019Looking back on the experience, Ciaran said: “With just ourselves, the fantastic support of the escorts team, local attractions, the generosity of the Kerry people and good old fashioned team work, it is sure that the bootcamp of 2019 will go down in history as one of the most successful camps ever.”Donegal will be well-represented in the festival Dome for the 60th annual festival this August. Donegal Town woman Chloe Kennedy was selected at this year’s Donegal Rose and will appear on stage for a televised interview. Rose of Tralee Escorts Boot Camp 2019The eager escorts have a bit of work to do for the honour of the role. Thay have to pay a €1,500 fee, which means that Ciaran is calling for sponsors to support his subscription to the festival.Ciaran, who is teaching in Dublin and lives in Portlaoise, has thanked his current sponsors AJ Flynn Menswear on Main Street Portlaoise and Arena7 in Letterkenny. He added: “With €1,500 to raise to the festival I would like to thank both businesses for their contributions to date. However the door is not closed and any business or person who would like to get involved in sponsoring me and promoting their services to the festival are all welcome.”Lucky Letterkenny man chosen as Rose of Tralee escort was last modified: June 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ciaran CannonescortRose of Traleelast_img read more

Meet the ‘Benedict Arnold’ of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry

first_imgZaidi said he felt a certain level of continuity in the front office was important, but he also needed to infuse the Giants with new blood. His most significant changes came in the scouting department, as Dick Tidrow and John Barr moved into roles as senior advisors while Minasian took over the pro scouting side and former A’s executive Michael Holmes was brought in to run the Giants’ amateur scouting operation.“It’s important you take a fresh look at things, especially when you’re at a fork in the road organizationally and you know you’re going to be making some changes,” Zaidi explained.Minasian’s age fits the “fresh” profile, but he’s spent a lifetime in the game. With 14 seasons of experience in the Brewers organization including six as director of professional scouting, Minasian blends youthful energy with a résumé of someone 10-to-20 years his senior.“I think he’s very underrated just in terms of his experiences in the game at such a young age,” said Brewers vice president of scouting Ray Montgomery. “What he’s been through, what he’s seen, very few guys have the type of experience and access that he’s had.”Minasian’s perspective gives him a deep appreciation for the art of in-person scouting, a practice many organizations have devalued in recent years. The Giants, however, are not among them as Minasian oversees 20 pro scouts, which he calls one of, if not the biggest staffs for any franchise.“With as much data that’s available to front offices, there are some front offices that just feel more comfortable relying on the data and a scout rather than just the scout, which to each their own,” Minasian said. “I kind of look at this as a buffet. I want to be able to pick and choose what information I feel is most important.”Minasian will have a full plate in San Francisco as he said the organization is hustling to build a more robust analytics department. The Giants have long been considered one of the late adopters of advanced metrics, which is a point of contention among those who have served in the front office in recent years.Whether or not that’s true may no longer be relevant, as Zaidi is implementing technology and philosophies used by a forward-thinking Dodgers organization while Minasian is sharing ideas he picked up from the Brewers, another franchise viewed in the industry as “ahead of the curve.”Zaidi and Minasian also share one critical trait that should pay immediate dividends for the Giants: Both are fiercely competitive.Related Articles If baseball was a religion, the Minasians would run their own place of worship. Zack’s father, Zack Sr., is the longtime clubhouse manager for the Texas Rangers. His brother Perry is the vice president of baseball operations for the Atlanta Braves and his brother Calvin is the minor league clubhouse coordinator for the Washington Nationals.There’s a good chance anyone working in Major League Baseball has broken bread with at least one member of the Minasian family. But before Zack was hired in San Francisco, he didn’t have a relationship with Zaidi.Minasian believes Zaidi “did his homework,” evaluating his experience in the Milwaukee Brewers’ scouting department before conversing with others who recommended Minasian. That led to a phone call and eventually an interview for one of the Giants’ most important front office positions.“It felt like it clicked,” Minasian said. “It felt normal, nothing felt forced, it was just a very natural conversation and I think the more we talked, the more I felt like we were pretty aligned on a lot of important things.”The Giants hired Zaidi during the first week of November, leaving the former Dodgers general manager with a difficult challenge. It was deep enough into the offseason that many franchises prevented front office personnel from interviewing for other jobs, so Zaidi chose to postpone the hiring of a general manager. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi left the Dodgers to join the Giants.But he’s not the executive Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda refers to as “Benedict Arnold.”The man Lasorda considers a traitor is instead first-year director of pro scouting Zack Minasian, who happens to be the godson of the former Dodgers manager.“He said he bleeds Dodger blue,” Minasian said. “I joke I was baptized in it.” Our Top 5 memories of Madison Bumgarner’s Giants career “I think the most important thing to me is that we’re striving to be the best at everything we do,” Minasian said. “I want us to have the best scouting department, I want us to have the best analytics department … I want us to always be pushing forward technologically and I think Farhan thinks the same way.”When he was just 27, the Brewers made Minasian the youngest scouting director in baseball. He was in the room when Milwaukee acquired stars like Zack Greinke and C.C. Sabathia as well as current Giants reliever Will Smith. The chance to work under two successful general managers, Doug Melvin and David Stearns, provided him with an appreciation for contrasting styles that should serve him well in San Francisco.“I don’t think he views things in a ‘this or that’ type of way,” Montgomery said. “We’re not going to do it scouting, we’re not going to do it analytically, we’re going to do it well. I know he’s going to preach that and profess that and that’s a mantra he’s adopted over the years.”The day-to-day functions of Minasian’s job vary, yet the goal remains constant. He’ll spend time in San Francisco watching the Giants, with affiliates watching minor leaguers, in the Caribbean scouting international talent and nearly every other destination where the franchise has a presence. The objective is to ensure the Giants have the deepest possible roster of talent and the maximum knowledge of players outside their system.After more than a decade serving in various front office capacities with the Brewers, Minasian has embraced the opportunity in San Francisco, even if his godfather calls him a traitor.“I don’t think (Lasorda) is surprised to learn how badly I’d like to beat the Dodgers,” Minasian said. “No one will ever hear me say otherwise so I’m really looking forward to being a part of that rivalry.” How Madison Bumgarner took control of his free agency and left the Giants for the D’backs Kurtenbach: Madison Bumgarner needed San Francisco more than the Giants needed him Giants disrespected Bumgarner with contract offer, says ex-teammate As Bumgarner joins D’backs, Giants officially bid farewell with tribute video last_img read more